What You Say About Us
Movie stars often get fan mail - a little more unusual for a movie theater.
A thousand thanks for writing us, we love you too!
Just wanted to shout out and say thanks for having such an awesome theater. I recently went to Studio Movie Grill in Wheaton, thinking it could be as great as my Hollywood Blvd.. and boy, I was wrong. The poor service and bland food I had there reassured me that Hollywood Blvd can never be replaced! Thanks for being the original, and BEST movie theater with food service around. I appreciate your existence :)
was visiting my friends in Wheaton yesterday, the one's I took to The
Palms for their first visit a while back - I introduced them to you
briefly that day and you were kind enough to give them a tour of all the
auditoriums. Without my asking anything they said that the Palms has
since become there very favorite (meaning exclusive) movie theater and
that they bring other friends every time they go!
I was a
lucky viewer of the movie "The Birds" at your theater last night. I just
wanted to let you know that it was a wonderful, enjoyable experience.
I've been to your theater many, many times, but I've never attended one
of these events and I was a little apprehensive, wondering if perhaps
the crowd would be unmanageable or the star would be standoffish. But
what a great time we had! I want you to know that your staff is
wonderful and handled everything extremely professionally. It didn't
hurt that Ms. Hedren was such a kind, down-to-earth person and the
movie, as always, was fantastic.
really love going to the movies, but since I've been coming to
Hollywood Boulevard, I enjoy it much, much more. What a great concept!
My husband and I have been married for 22 years, and he's never been a
big fan of going to the movies. When I could drag him there, he would
invariably fall asleep halfway through the show. But now we are at your
theater at least once a week (usually on $5 martini night...). I think
we've been to the movies more in the past six months than we had in the
entire 22 years preceding! Thanks for your great facility and for
providing us with a fun date every week.
Pamela from New Lennox
I wanted to share an experience from a “non-movie goer”. I went to the Hollywood Movie theater in Woodridge last evening with Karyn and her Mother. I LOVED IT! We went to see “Eat, Pray and Love”. I had tears, smiles and emotion throughout the whole movie. But what I really wanted to share with you was the movie experience in itself. The concept of dinning at movie was so much nicer than I had imagined. The wait person was fantastic, the food good. And the acoustics in the theater were perfect. The seating with high back swivel chairs and massive amounts of leg room has now turned me into A MOVIE GAL. I believe one of the reasons I stopped enjoying movie theaters was I always wanted to get up and stretch after the first 45 minutes. I always felt like people were piled on top of each other. Why would I watch a movie this way when I could wait and rent it at home is how I always felt. This new concept I experienced last evening thrilled me. I have been reformed into a Movie Person Again. And so looking forward to my next movie experience real soon. We were going to go to the Hollywood theater in Naperville, which I am told is just as nice but the movie was not playing there. So my next stop will be the Naperville theater. If you ever get a chance please tell the owners that I have seen so few movies in a theater over the last 15 year but I now anticipate trying to do it once a week because of my new found pleasure.
Forwarded from Denise & Sarah
our server was absolutely the best we have ever had. We've been going to this
establishment for about 4 years and he has been the best server. Usually
when we order a pitcher, they bring us the pitcher and leave us the empty
glasses for us to pour ourselves. Devin, poured the first glass (which is
usually the hardest to pour). I was shocked and so pleased. Also, my
husband asked for change of a $20 and accidently gave him 2 $20 bills.
Devin returned and explained that the bills were stuck together and he had
received an extra $20, so he returned it to us. A great, friendly,
honest, hard-working young man. I was so pleased that I had to make sure you
all knew what a great person you have on staff. Thank you so much Devin
for making our evening even better than expected. Sincerely Roxana
Enriquez & Juan Torres
"It was wonderful to visit your theater again in September
and to meet with Tony Curtis…..it is fantastic that he is doing so well. It was a great event and my wife and I hope to
attend more special screenings at your theater in the future as we are avid
classic movie fans. We first attended your theater last year at your Hitchcock
screening and it was such an honor and pleasure to meet Tippi Hedren and
Veronica Cartwright. Wish we lived
closer though!!! But the trips have been
more than worth it…the memories will last a lifetime!"
Michael & Jeannie
Awesome! My 5 year old grandson was visiting me from Georgia and I
wanted to do something different with him. I found you on line a couple years
ago and never came but I took the chance and I'm glad I
did. We had the best time together there.
We drove 1½ hours and it was worth it. I will be back with family and friends for a
movie, good food and great servers. Cameron & Nina were the best! They are another reason I will be back. Give them a raise! Thank them again for me. They are sweet hearts!
I just wanted to say thank you for one the best experiences of my life. I'm talking about the
"Back to the Future" cast reunion that was held in February. Meeting the cast was something
I was looking forward to all my life and your employees handled it very professionally. I went
to 5 showings (4 at Blvd and 1 at Palms) and each of them were exactly the way I wanted
it to turn out. Thank you! Joe
Love ya Hollywood! My new favorite spot!!!
Giuliana and Bill Rancic
Style Network's Giuliana and Bill
"I visited the new Muvico in Rosemont and Movie Tavern in Houston and they are NOT as nice as Hollywood Blvd Cinema. Your food is better, the seats are better and there is better flow. Your staff is always great."
We have been to AMC Yorktown's Premium Cinema and MUCH
preferred your service, prices, and overall atmosphere. keep up the good work! thank you!
I just wanted to say that it is like pulling teeth to get my
husband to go to a show and after coming to your theatre last week he wants
to go back this week. It is very comfortable and nice to be waited on
and we really had a great time!
The movie and the food were awesome. My waiter was super cool and super nice. Your theater is a little far for me to drive to see every movie there, but I am willing to drive the 45 min because the atmosphere is so wonderful. I will continue to go to this theater as much as I can.
"I guess I'll never bother watching
a movie in my own theater again."
Mgr, AMC 14, Premium Cinema in Yorktown
"Hi, I was informed that the owners of Hollywood
Boulevard would read this letter and I wanted to inform the owners that I love
your theater. I adore the concept of comfortable furniture, a wider variety of
food, FRIENDLY employees, and a clean theater. I also love the concept of free
previews to the general public. What better way to enjoy an upcoming movie with
my sweetie and having a wonderful and tasty meal to accompany us! "
I just wanted to say what a wonderful experience my family and I had at
the Dantes Inferno Game Launch Party. I just recently moved here from California
and a coworker of mine got me hooked on your cinema, the servers are always
very friendly and efficient, not to mention the food is good. We look
forward to many more events with your cinema. Thank you so much and keep
up the good work!!
"What a great place, Hollywood Blvd is - fantastic - had such a great time -thank you so much!"
Stephen Humphrey Bogart (Son of screen greats Lauren Bacall & Humphrey Bogart)
"Just a note of thanks for making my
daughters wedding shower The Best!
All of my friends and family really enjoyed
themselves. You made a nervous mom
really at ease. I will as well as my family, tell
everyone about the best food, service and
clean place you have."
P.S. Tell your staff they were great too!"
I just wanted to take a minute to say thank you to the folks in Woodridge!
Last Saturday, January 9, my wife and I took another couple to Hollywood Blvd. in Woodridge to see "It's Complicated". We thoroughly enjoyed the film. LMAO funny!! But that's not the reason for this e mail.
We came there for our 5 or 6th time and enjoyed our meal with a few beers as we laughed at Alec Baldwin, Steve Martin and the incomparable Meryl Streep. Our server was great and the food was perfect. On our way out of the show someone who appeared to be a manager was asking how the show was etc which we all agreed was a nice touch. We walked down the boulevard and took a look at the museum - you've got some cool stuff in there! On our way back out I saw the woman who originally spoke to us on the way out and I asked her how many theaters there were. Instead of the curt blow off answer I expected she took the time to tell me that there were nine theaters, that you were expanding and were probably going to take over the whole strip mall. The other thing that impressed me was that she continued to walk with us as she was telling me about the improvements, thereby not impeding me as we were exiting. I told her and I want to tell the rest of you that your theaters are a great value for the price and we totally enjoyed our experience.
Finally to wrap up, we have made 5 or 6 trips on various nights and each time the staff was friendly, courteous and efficient, the drinks were tasty, food delicious (reasonably priced I might add) and the place was very clean especially for being so busy. It's great when the staff from managers down to servers and ticket takers are friendly, helpful and efficient!
Thanks a bunch and I'll be back to make use of my 30 day 2 for 1 coupon!
"Sid Grauman is alive and well in Woodridge Illinois,
just using your name now.
Thanks for keeping it and Hollywood alive!"
Author "Images of America, Early Hollywood"
Hollywood's Premiere Preservationist, Hollywood Heritage Inc.
"I am a dedicated visitor during your classic film screenings,
and could not think higher of your theater and the experiences
that I have had there. You do the films you screen great service.
My family and friends are thrilled and looking forward to your
screenings of Some Like It Hot, Animal House, and all the
Universal Monster films; the guests you have lined up will be
"WOW! This theater is amazing. First, I have to comment on
cleanliness. You would think a theater with so much food would be a
mess, but it was spotless. The waiters were more fun than most restaurant
personnel, and helped us make our decisions. The best thing about them was
that we didn't feel rushed. Even though it must have been chaos taking
orders, they were great about it (and they never blocked the view)! The
food was reasonably priced...and pretty good. I liked it so much, I
called my family to see the same movie in the following showing. We are
going back with friends next week, hoping they enjoy it as much as we did."
"Hollywood Blvd. and its entire staff holds a special place in our hearts. There is no other movie-going experience that can rival it! It's great to have a place where a true cinemaphile can enjoy movies close to home and in such high style."
David Novarro, Fox News
"I love you guys! Great food and great movies!"
April 2000 Playmate & Star of Baywatch
"This place is hot!
Ted's office is awesome!"
"A few years ago me and my fiance Frank heard about your facility and talked a group of friends into going there and checking it out since it isn't close to home. It didn't even matter that the movie stunk. The delicious food, great booze selection and fun drinks, wonderful service and awesome atmosphere made up for it. It left us talking about the place for weeks, saying "Why didn't we think of this!!" We go there now for every movie we want to see and don't care about the drive!! We recommend the place to family and friends. Even bought gift cards because we want others to be able to expereince Hollywood Blvd!! We always warn them though that once they go there.....they won't want to see a movie any where else! And they always come back to us saying "YOU WERE SO RIGHT!" YOU GUYS ROCK!!!!"
"In 2002 I got my husband to see the movie version of "Chicago" at Hollywood Blvd... He hates musicals, but I figured if he could get some REAL food and an adult beverage; I could get to see the movie! And boy did we get hooked! Ever since then, we always choose Hollywood Blvd. Movie prices are the same as all the other theaters, but the experience and service at Hollywood Blvd make it an outstanding value for a night out. This theater, not only shows movies, but lives the movies. The events are great and the dedication to the film industry amazing. Thanks spearheading getting the Munchkins a star in the Hollywood Walk of Fame. After all, "there is no place like home". Thanks for bringing this to our town."
Full price tix are $8 instead of $10 like in AMC. I'd rather spend on an overpriced, but good burger at Hollywood than an overpriced stale rubbery hot dog at AMC. Another thing I like is that they care about the patrons. Always courteous with a good attitude. Even though it is suggested to come 20 min early, we come late but still get the best service.
I came to your spectacular theater for the 1st time 5½ years ago & I am addicted ever since! I live on Oak Lawn, so it’s a little bit of a road trip just to see a show but it’s so worth it. I had 11 family members join me tonight & each & every one of us had a wonderful time. Thanks for having the best theatre ever. The atmosphere is outstanding, the servers are very polite & good at their job and even the greeters are awesome. We can hardly wait for “It’s a Wonderful Life” to come in December. Thanks so much!
My family and I regularly attend movies at Hollywood Blvd. We have been there 16 times this year alone. I love this place and just wanted to let you know what an awesome job your staff does at handling all the customers that you receive on a daily basis. We never go to other theaters!!!
"We would like to extend our thanks for a wonderful afternoon and a profitable fund-raiser. Hollywood Blvd is an amazing place! Your staff are all very accomodating and professional. The theaters are beautifully maintained and provide such comfort. I am sure you will have many return moviegoers from our PTA!"
Tammy W, President, Pleasentdale PTA of Burr Ridge
"Just wanted to drop you a note as a thank you for all your help at our quarterly awards banquet. I am again getting amazing feedback on your entire set up and amazing customer service. For a group of 100 people, the food, drinkls and everything else went smoother than any other venues we have tried."
Tracy, Community Relations, AMLI
"Hollywood Boulevard is the best movie theater I've ever been to. I loved seeing X Men 3 at your theater. It's a fun place for me and my father to go to. I love the buffalo wings, the hamburgers, and the crab rangoon. I love all the old stuff you added to your theater, like the James Bond pictures, the Indiana Jones picture, the Godfather picture, and the statues. Your workers are very polite. It's cool that the hallway wall has black and white pictures. It's cool to make the hall a street. I hope to keep going to your movie theater as long as I can."
"My family and I visited your theater this weekend and saw Star Wars. We all had a great time and it was especially nice for the kids; Darth Vader was in the lobby to greet us on the way in and a few Storm Troopers and Boba Fett were in the theater lobby on the way out. The kids had a chance to say hello and have pictures taken. Everyone did enjoy the movie as well and the theater is nice too. I have always liked the concept of dinner (not just popcorn and candy) at the movies. The Hollywood Blvd. is much more comfortable, cleaner, has a better choice of food and is less noisy."
"My wife and I love your place! A great way to see a film. Best Wishes..."
Senator Kirk W. Dillard
"I am soooo spoiled. I can't go to a regular show
any more. We have been going Saturday
& Sunday. It is so relaxing, like being at home."
"Since we've been going to Hollywood, we can't go anywhere else to see a movie. We love it. Love the new menu, too. Keep up the good work!!! It's really hard to see a movie anywhere else."
Lizabeth G. Elkin
"Food is always excellent; recent menu changes make it even better. Good deal for the money."
Sandra R. Kosner
"Great place to watch a movie and dine, especially, when you are limited by time. Recommended this place to at least 20 people. Enjoy the fact that its 18 and over."
James M. Jaros
"Thanks so much for our free passes. We love your place & take every
opportunity to come visit with our friends. I pray always for the Lord to
bless your business with success. It's great you have "kid's time" too."
Sister Joan Marie & Sisters
Our Lady of Grace Monastery
"Last night my wife and I saw Shrek at Hollywood Blvd. We had a great time as usual. Over the past year we have been going to Hollywood we have noticed a significant improvement in the movie going experience. Our server last night Ray C did an excellent job. We have not been back to a regular theater since we first went to Hollywood. Keep up the good work!"
"I had such a great time! I never had an experience like that. Talk about having dinner and a movie! The food was great and the service was excellent! I will definitely come back every time I want to see a movie. Great idea!!!!"
"Just wanted to let you know how much we enjoy your theater. Your concept saves driving time by not having to look for a place for dinner and then driving to the movies. Your staff is very good at staying out of the way of the screen while the movie is playing. We will continue to keep your theater a weekly event. Thanks for the good time."
"We had a great time! The service was excellent, everyone was very nice and professional and the theater is beautiful! The food prices were very reasonable (the Bubba Gump shrimp is EXCELLENT for a finger food). This will be my first choice of theaters if the movie I want is playing there."
"To whom it may concern,
I am no longer living in the Illinois area and can no longer take advantage of your (Great!!!) theater facility. I am Sad!" :-( "
"I was talking to someone who was at your theater last night and reported that the place was packed and that she had the best hamburger she had ever had. She really enjoyed the experience and can't wait to return."
"Best popcorn I have ever had. It's awesome how you can sit and watch a movie and they'll serve you right to your seat!! Great service and good idea."
"Finally a theater where you can enjoy a nice drink, great appetizers and first run movies. Hollywood Blvd, is now my first choice for movie going."
"I would like to express my gratitude for the wonderful job everybody did for my daughter's 18th Birthday. I have received numerous compliments about your theater, food and staff. I look forward to having future events at your establishment. I've heard from a couple of my guests that they intend on having parties there in the near future. Again, thanks for making it a success."
"We had a nice time! Atmosphere great. The bartenders give big portions of appetizers and tasteful drinks. Great ambiance. Will definitely go back!!"
Lori & Bob
"Our sincere thanks to you and your staff for all the help we
received with our recent fund raiser. Everyone,especially Cheri,
was very accomodating (i.e. special food allergy requests,
moving tables, etc.). With Hollywood Blvd's assistance we
were able to raise over $2500! Thanks for supporting our
effort. We look forward to working with you again!"
The Woodridge Junior Womens Club
"On behalf of Allstate Insurance, I wanted to personally thank you and your staff. Everything was better than expected and your dedication to customer service was evident. You are an excellent host and should be very proud of your team. We look forward to coming back!"
"Thank you for making our party memorable! Everyone raved about it and enjoyed themselves. I've included more money for the servers; they did an amazing job. Everyone comented on the service. Thanks again!"
"I really do love your place, but it's too far for me to
attend - I now live in Clermont, Florida! Wish we had
a Hollywood Theatre here, but unfortunately, we don't!
Reading your interesting newsletter just made me sad
that I couldn't attend any more."
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